empathetic reactivity

Empathetic Reactivity

What is empathy? Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s experience and imagine their situation, as if it’s being experienced by themselves, without actually taking place in that person’s objective reality. Empathy is important. It allows us to build social connections with others. As social creatures, prosocial traits like empathy have developed in humans as…

Difficulty focusing and inattention

Focus and Inattention

Difficulty focusing and inattention are normal, periodic occurrences for most individuals. They can occur for a number of reasons from something as simple as getting momentarily disrupted from a task, to being preoccupied with the thought of other tasks you may need to complete. For some, this lack of sustained focus and attention can become…

how to cope with anxiety

How You can Cope with Anxiety

There is a good chance you’ve experienced occasional physical and emotional distress signs related to anxiety, such as anxious breathing, your heart pounding in your chest, difficulty sleeping, feeling of dread, or endless circles of worry. That’s okay. In fact, it’s perfectly normal to experience these symptoms. This article explores what anxiety is, from the…

grieving woman

The stages of grief

Grief is something everyone will experience at some point in their life. The experience of grief can often be intense, overwhelming, and long-lasting – which is why it is important to understand what grief is, what the stages and effects are, and what we can do to cope when we are overcome by grief.  …